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Sinclair's Spring Term Begins; College to Offer Welding Courses

Sinclair Breaks a Number of Enrollment Records CCP Enrollment the Highest Ever


DAYTON, OHIO– Sinclair will begin its spring term on Monday, January 6, 2020. The college will offer welding courses for the first time in twenty years in a newly equipped welding lab located on Eaker Street. The new lab has 12 state-of-the-art booths with equipment that will teach students basics in welding. Sinclair currently offers more than 260 workforce-aligned degree and certificate programs that lead to in-demand jobs in the Dayton region.  

The number of students enrolled in the school’s College Credit Plus Program (CCP) is at a record high this term. Sinclair’s CCP currently has over 7,700 students. CCP through Sinclair is a dual enrollment program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time. The purpose of this program is to enhance students’ career readiness and postsecondary success, while providing a wide variety of options to college-ready students, at no or limited costs to students and families. 

Sinclair is also experiencing a record-setting number of Asian, Hispanic and Latino students as well as students participating in online courses.

Overall college enrollment is slightly up, beating market trends.  Sinclair’s Centerville location has seen a more than 90% increase in student enrollment in comparison to the 2019 spring term. The campus offers a number of academic programs in Cybersecurity, Health Sciences, Elementary Education and General Education.

During the 2019 fall semester, Sinclair launched two new workforce-aligned bachelor degree programs in Aviation Technology and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).  The programs already have over 60 students enrolled, halfway through the first year. 

The college also added new associate degree programs in Agricultural Sciences, Business Analytics and Computer Science.

“Sinclair is on the move, and at the community’s request we have invested in and delivered many new workforce-aligned programs of study,” said Dr. Steven Johnson, president of Sinclair. “We’re especially thrilled to announce our new welding courses this term. At a time, when we are talking about increasing the pipeline of skilled workers, Sinclair is at the forefront, meeting this very need. We are pleased to be able to continue providing the region with increasing opportunities for a solid college education and workforce development. Sinclair has worked hard on developing better scholarship management, improving web services, academic advising and curriculum management, all of which have contributed to driving our increasing student completion numbers.”

Over the past ten years, students have earned nearly 40,000 college degrees and certificates from Sinclair College. These credentials will result in increased earnings and opportunities for students and their families and help expand the workforce of the Dayton Region. Nearly 90% of Sinclair graduates stay in this region to work and raise their families.

Sinclair is recognized as a local and national leader in delivering high quality and affordable higher education. One of the oldest and best-known community colleges in the nation, Sinclair was founded in 1887 by David A. Sinclair and is a board member of the prestigious League for Innovation in the Community College.

Sinclair offers over 260 accredited degrees and certificates. For more information, contact Deena John at 937-272-8208 or